Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

WALL ART 07.07.15
I have quite the love for mason jars and I've recently fallen in love with painting mason jars. I knew that I wanted to create a unique version of them for the 4th of July and I am so happy with how these turned out! #patriotic
These patriotic mason jars are painted with chalk paint, then distressed. I love that they are a gorgeous centerpiece during the day and make cozy lanterns at night.
I stuck tiny vinyl dots and stars on the jars. These end up as the holes for the light to peek through.
I painted them with chalky finish paint as a base coat.
The smaller jars got red stripes and then I peel the vinyl dots off.
I stuck larger vinyl stars on the biggest jar and then painted over them with blue chalky finish paint. I peel the vinyl off to reveal the white stars underneath.
I sanded the jars to distress them a bit. They're the perfect centerpiece for the new table in our courtyard.
I stuck a tealight in each of the jars and it is amazing how much they light up. They provide the perfect amount of light in an otherwise dark part of our courtyard at night.

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  • Marilyn alper
    Marilyn alper Audubon, NJ
    I think this is one of the best projects I have seen on this website. What a nice gift for someone !!! Beautiful absolutely beautiful.
  • Bhakunivinita
    Its lovely i m going for it ASAP
  • Jennifer Thibert Jezak
    Where did you get the stickers?
  • Matty watts
    Matty watts Gracemont, OK
    Wow. How about orange / black letters for holloween
  • Pam Perkins Zirbel
    Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY .....LOVE these!!! Great job and idea!!
  • Donna W
    Donna W Riverside, CA
    Absolutely love them!!!! Yay for mason jar crafting!!!!!
  • Maryannnmp
    Maryannnmp Philadelphia, PA
    Love them!
  • Cathy C
    Cathy C Casco, ME
    I like the "Ball" label, because it just feels "American" to me. However.....I need all my Mason jars for food. They can be pricy. I have got plenty of mayonnaise jars and others that I could use though, rather than putting them into the recycling bin! I
  • Karen D
    Karen D Anna, IL
    I love them! It's perfect!
  • Eva trujillo
    eva trujillo Topeka, KS
    We used empty condiment jars and patriotic napkins. Attached with a light film of spray glue and 2 coats of Modge Podge. Add a tea candle and done!
  • JoAnna McCullar
    JoAnna McCullar Jackson, TN
    These are so great!
  • Ann Grieb
    Ann Grieb Poulsbo, WA
    love it!!!!!
  • Barbara Heist
Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY